methodize

verb meth·od·ize \ ˈme-thə-ˌdīz \

Definition of methodize

methodized; methodizing
: to reduce to method : systematize

First Known Use of methodize

circa 1586

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Synonym Discussion of methodize

order, arrange, marshal, organize, systematize, methodize mean to put persons or things into their proper places in relation to each other. order suggests a straightening out so as to eliminate confusion.
    • ordered her business affairs
arrange implies a setting in sequence, relationship, or adjustment.
    • arranged the files numerically
marshal suggests gathering and arranging in preparation for a particular operation or effective use.
    • marshaling the facts for argument
organize implies arranging so that the whole aggregate works as a unit with each element having a proper function.
    • organized the volunteers into teams
systematize implies arranging according to a predetermined scheme.
    • systematized billing procedures
methodize suggests imposing an orderly procedure rather than a fixed scheme.
    • methodizes every aspect of daily living

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